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Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-27-2019, 06:56 AM
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Views: 104
Posted By JLGT5107
Water heater wiring help request

Greetings, I have a new suburban 6 gal. propane only with switched ignition. I dont understand the wiring diagram and hope someone can help. I have completely rewired the trailer but am not sure how...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-26-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,148
Posted By JLGT5107
I have experimented with alumiweld. It is a...

I have experimented with alumiweld. It is a delicate process which can produce disastorous results when done by inexperinced hands. The aluminum skin melts away as quickly as the alumaweld. Go with...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By JLGT5107
Have the brakes checked before towing. When i...

Have the brakes checked before towing. When i pulled mine out of the weeds I greased the bearings but did not know how to inspect brakes. Some parts were loose and jammed in towing. You may be able...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-08-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,498
Posted By JLGT5107
Farafield- Thanks. The toilet is Natures Head...

Farafield- Thanks. The toilet is Natures Head vented thru floor. The cat heater is mounted on hinge so you can point it at your toes.

ArgosyJeff- Thanks. The beadboard at bulkhead and door and...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-08-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,498
Posted By JLGT5107
Life interfered with this project for quite a...

Life interfered with this project for quite a while. I thought it might turn into a permanent driveway ornament. Early retirement allowed the time to finish project {almost} and hit the road.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-08-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,498
Posted By JLGT5107
10 years later... I'll skip the gutted interior,...

10 years later... I'll skip the gutted interior, nasty insulation and generic rehab photos and show the finished project. I am just finishing up in preparation of going full time 9/1/19.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-12-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By JLGT5107
Lid stays

They can be found at amazon or Hafele. I believe they may be made by sugutsune. I had them in my garage from previous projects.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 03-11-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By JLGT5107
DIY Astrodome replacement

The original astrodome and hardware were missing on my 65 Globetrotter.Here is my solution.It took about 2 days + not including head scratching and rounding up materials. It cost $150.00 +- for...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 08-02-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By JLGT5107
Repair in CT

Katcon, I sent you a private message with my contact info.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 07-31-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By JLGT5107
Can you be more specific about the work involved?...

Can you be more specific about the work involved? I am in Fairfield and currently restoring a 65 Globetrotter.
Forum: General Repair Forum 07-09-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By JLGT5107
Rivet-Rivet

I am in Fairfield Ct. 1 hour train or drive. I am working on 65 Globetrotter. Have all the gear and could help you out and play with gear if still interested. email = 65globey@gmail.com
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-30-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,924
Posted By JLGT5107
For bucked rivets I use a tool,sometimes called a...

For bucked rivets I use a tool,sometimes called a vix bit, that is designed to be a self centering bit for pre drilling hinge screws. It has a ferral that will seat on the rivet to self center. You...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-30-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,241
Posted By JLGT5107
Depending on existing conditions you could make a...

Depending on existing conditions you could make a sandwich of 1/8" or 1/4" plywood with foam board insulation between. The plywood could be paint grade or mahogany or other speices. Solid wood strips...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-23-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By JLGT5107
Thanks all for your input. I am wondering if the...

Thanks all for your input. I am wondering if the shrinkage you report might suggest may effect the cross section of plastic extrusion causing the bottom flat section to raise up. This makes it...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-21-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,057
Posted By JLGT5107
Herr glazing strip

Greetings, I need to replace all the glazing strips on my 65 Globetrotter. I have
purchased the appropriate herr plastic strips from Vintage trailer supply. The first window was the front. I used...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-20-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By JLGT5107
Dave, If you try to just fiil holes they will...

Dave, If you try to just fiil holes they will crack and show or fall out. I suggest you use an orbital sander to hollow out a circle around the hole, lay in some fiberglass screen with some epoxy and...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-18-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 666
Posted By JLGT5107
rear window

As per my 65 globetrotter, Herr # 1299 01594
sash size 39 5/16 x21 3/4
frame exterior 40 7/8 x 22 7/8
Forum: Our Community 01-19-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,381
Views: 1,147,606
Posted By JLGT5107
Frankenstream

Stumbled across this on pinterest
Dieselpunk VW Camper (http://www.vwcamperblog.com/2013/01/14/dieselpunk-vw-camper/#.Vp7jkPkrK00)
Forum: Vintage Kin 12-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By JLGT5107
Doorstop

INOX DSIX07-32D Wall Mount Door Stop, Satin Nickel $14.00 at Amazon.
Forum: Vintage Kin 12-05-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By JLGT5107
I had same issue. I found this on amazon. Also...

I had same issue. I found this on amazon. Also needed to patch torn out bracket so i made a bracket that I can bungy the door open.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-05-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,048
Posted By JLGT5107
For the moon patch I spray glued paper template...

For the moon patch I spray glued paper template from CAD program and cut with tin snips. For door handle patch I glued template and cut with jig saw with fine metal blade loaded with candle wax....
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-03-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,774
Posted By JLGT5107
I am in the midst of an on again off again...

I am in the midst of an on again off again restoation of a 65 gt. I am not so much polishing as trying to achieve a uniform finish by eliminating the effects of 50 years of
wear including uneven...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Overlander 09-12-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By JLGT5107
Looks great. Seems like a win/win to me.

Looks great. Seems like a win/win to me.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-03-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,671
Posted By JLGT5107
Death is inevitable, but I would prefer to get as...

Death is inevitable, but I would prefer to get as many years of airstream use as I will have put into airstream restoration. Thanks for your advice, Jim
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,671
Posted By JLGT5107
Although expense is a consideration, it is more...

Although expense is a consideration, it is more about the looks of the unit on the roof and wondering about the actual use of the unit. I live in the north east
and if my primary use of the trailer...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-02-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,671
Posted By JLGT5107
Window Air Conditioner installation

Greetings, I am leaning towards installing an A/C unit through the rear window
in my 65 Globetrotter. I have seen some pictures from others who have done this. My question is in regards to the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By JLGT5107
That sounds good. Maybe clip the c clips with...

That sounds good. Maybe clip the c clips with some snips, then drive them with a screwdriver blade. thats what i did with nylon.Also, It might work better after some thai stuffed sweet potatoes.
Forum: Doors & Locks 09-01-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,435
Posted By JLGT5107
I have the same problem. I bought some nylon...

I have the same problem. I bought some nylon spacers with .25 id from home depot, cut them to 1/8" long then cut a slice vertical so I could push it onto pin. My pin is frozen. I think I will have to...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-30-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 26,603
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Forum: Doors & Locks 08-30-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By JLGT5107
Door fixed 2

As the pictures show, I drilled rivets to remove door then made cradle to preseve shape for welding. I first used 2x8 fir but that twisted before I brought to my welder. I remade with ac plywood....
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-30-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By JLGT5107
Door fixed

After much trepidation, I have taken on the door repair. It appears that a previous owner expeienced the "loose door at highwy speed mishap" It has haunted me since purchase. I purchased trailer at a...
Forum: Doors & Locks 08-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By JLGT5107
Door repair

I just saw your post. I have a 65 globetrotter with a door frame that was cracked in three places. I am in the process of repairing it now. I considered replacing it but found that a used one would...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 11-03-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,868
Posted By JLGT5107
Jason, you can order aluminum doors,custom made...

Jason, you can order aluminum doors,custom made to any size, at many places via the web. They can be solid slabs or frames with different panel options ie: glass,plastic etc. The price is reasonable....
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 08-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,602
Posted By JLGT5107
Vin#

stripped my frame today. found my vin on frame and also a dirrerent # for hitch coupler and patent info
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-20-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,325
Posted By JLGT5107
You will need to get more agressive. The steel...

You will need to get more agressive. The steel wool is just removing surface dirt,polish etc. You need to remove all laquer or ureathane finish to give surface enough tooth to accept oil/varnish...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 08-19-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,193
Posted By JLGT5107
1965 Airstream GLOBETROTTER

1965 Airstream GLOBETROTTER (2010-01-01 17:26:34)
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-14-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,386
Posted By JLGT5107
New wiring for trailer restoration

I'm ready to tackle the complete rewiring of my gutted 65 GT. I am considering running as much wire as possible inside the trailer in cabinet chases, conduit and such, as oppposed to between the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-06-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,438
Posted By JLGT5107
I've been searching myself. I'll probably buy...

I've been searching myself. I'll probably buy here,
www.DelCity.net (http://www.DelCity.net)
I googled 12 guage primary wire
Forum: Steps 09-05-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By JLGT5107
steppin out

Hi, anybody know how to remove steps on mid 60's trailer?I want to to sand blast and repaint.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 825
Posted By JLGT5107
Alluminum panel below sub floor

Upon removal of forward sub floor I found this large section of alluminum. It was not fastened to skin in any way, but held in place with floor fasteners. there is corrosion at the bolts.Does any...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By JLGT5107
The plywood you have is most likely an interior...

The plywood you have is most likely an interior grade, which will delaminate in wet or humid conditions. The mahogany plywood original to my 65 gt all delaminated do to exposure to humidity resulting...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 08-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,856
Posted By JLGT5107
I was lucky. My 65 had mostly surface rust on the...

I was lucky. My 65 had mostly surface rust on the frame. I removed the floor and found heavey rust thru as a result of interior bath leak. I found a moonlighting welder on craigs list who repaired...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 08-08-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By JLGT5107
I'm doing my 65 GT. I think tha 75% of the clear...

I'm doing my 65 GT. I think tha 75% of the clear coat has been gone since 1970 allowing oxidation to deeply root. I am using the Jebsco kit with a 7" makita angle grinder , which I find to be quite...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,035
Posted By JLGT5107
Looks great. Any before or progress photos? Which...

Looks great. Any before or progress photos? Which products/euip. did you use? I wont ask how many hours.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-25-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,305
Posted By JLGT5107
Remove on or more wheels.

Remove on or more wheels.
Forum: Our Community 07-25-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,938
Posted By JLGT5107
Jack, I hope yoy get it back, at least the photos...

Jack, I hope yoy get it back, at least the photos give you something to start with. If your location is less populated that tow vehicle may be identifiable. I had to leave my trailer at an unoccupied...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 07-03-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By JLGT5107
I have a 65 Gt I removed my tank in demo process....

I have a 65 Gt I removed my tank in demo process. I dont know if you can free it up enough to slide it out through the closet. I've included photos. Hope they help.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-03-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By JLGT5107
I removed the closets first. Look for screws...

I removed the closets first. Look for screws between closet and fiberglass. I cut out drain from below. I wanted to leave the roof section in place while doing the floor, so I removed the lower...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-03-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,127
Posted By JLGT5107
I have one of these type rollerers used for...

I have one of these type rollerers used for flastic laminate. I think I try sanding a curve into it. Its a hard rubber rollerhttp://ptreeusa.com/Peach%20Graphics/J_roller_200.jpg
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-03-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,127
Posted By JLGT5107
Do you have a picture of the roller? I'm in the...

Do you have a picture of the roller? I'm in the process of fixing some dents on my GT. This was done from inside.
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